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Poster: Supaslush Date: Mar 5, 2007 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD trivia quiz -- debatable and partial answers

The Real Bahamas. Nonsuch Records.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Mar 5, 2007 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD trivia quiz -- debatable and partial answers

Jerry made a reference to The Incredible String Band's version in an interview around 1970. ISB opened for the Dead a few times.


A Very Cellular Song (Heron):


Winter was cold and the clothing was thin
But the gentle shepherd calls the tune
Oh dear mother what shall I do
First please your eyes and then your ears Jenny
Exchanging love tokens say goodnight

Lay down my dear sister
Won't you lay and take your rest
Won't you lay your head upon your saviours breast
And I love you but Jesus loves you the best
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight,
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.
One of these mornings bright and early and fine.
Goodnight, goodnight
Not a cricket not a spirit going to shout me on
Goodnight, goodnight
I go walking in the valley of the shadow of death
Goodnight, goodnight
And his rod and his staff shall comfort me
Goodnight, goodnight
Oh John the wine he saw the sign
Goodnight, goodnight
Oh John say I seen a number of signs
Goodnight, goodnight
Tell A for the ark that wonderful boat
Goodnight, goodnight
You know they built it on the land getting water to float
Goodnight, goodnight
Tell B for the beast at the ending of the wood
Goodnight, goodnight
You know it ate all the children when they wouldn't be good
Goodnight, goodnight
I remember quite well, I remember quite well
Goodnight, goodnight
I was walking in Jerusalem just like John
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

Who would lose and who would bruise
Or who would live quite prettily?
And who would love what comes along
And fill the air with joyous song

Who would go and who would come
Or who would simply linger
And who would hide behind your chair
And steal your crystallised ginger

Nebulous nearnesses cry to me
At this timeless moment
Someone dear to me wants me near, makes me high
I can hear vibrations fly
Through mangoes, pomegranates and planes
All the same
When it reaches me and teaches me
To sigh

Who would mouse and who would lion
Or who would be the tamer
And who would hear directions clear
From the unnameable namer

Who would skip and who would plod
Or who would lie quite stilly
And who would ride backwards on a giraffe
Stopping every so often to laugh

Amoebas are very small

Oh ah ee oo there's absolutely no strife
living the timeless life
I don't need a wife
living the timeless life
If I need a friend I just give a wriggle
Split right down the middle
And when I look there's two of me
Both as handsome as can be
Oh here we go slithering, here we go slithering and squelching on
Oh here we go slithering, here we go slithering and squelching on
Oh ah ee oo there's absolutely no strife
living the timeless life

Black hair brown hair feather and scale
Seed and stamen and all unnamed lives that live
Turn your quivering nerves in my direction
Turn your quivering nerves in my direction
Feel the energy projection of my cells
Wishes you well.

May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide you all the way on.





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Poster: Supaslush Date: Mar 5, 2007 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD trivia quiz -- debatable and partial answers

Hm. I've definitely heard it referenced to "The Real Bahamas" in a few articles, but your answer makes sense too. Could it be that they got it from the ISB and then went back and said they got it form TRB when they found out which came first?

Anyone else want to weigh in on this?

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Mar 6, 2007 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD trivia quiz -- debatable and partial answers

Only the ghost of Jerry knows for sure.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 5, 2007 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD trivia quiz -- debatable and partial answers

We have a winner! The Real Bahamas LP, featuring a performance of "I Bid You Goodnight" by the Pindar Family was recorded in 1965 and (I assume) influenced both the Dead and The Incredible String Band. Now, whether the Dead picked it up from that LP or from TISB I don't know. BTW, that LP and the follow up, both on the Nonesuch Explorer series, are really worth listening to. Did they ever make it to CD?

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